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1. Best of the Worst (1991– )

30 min | Comedy

9.3
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Stars: Greg Kinnear, Dave Spector

Votes: 11

2. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate, Bette Davis

Votes: 87

3. The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient, teaches 5th-grade children whose parents don't speak English at a school in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Rafe Esquith, Ian McKellen, Michael York

Votes: 110

4. Biography (1961–1964)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A show that tells someone's life story every interesting episode at a time.

Stars: Mike Wallace, Charles A. Lindbergh, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

Votes: 51

5. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: I.A.L. Diamond, William Friedkin, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine

Votes: 58

6. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: Natalie Wood: Hollywood's Child (1964)

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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Natalie Wood

Votes: 6

7. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 511

8. Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Retrospective documentary on the making of the cult classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Mel Stuart, David L. Wolper, Roald Dahl, David Seltzer

Votes: 139

9. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 57

10. Making of the President 1968 (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Directors: Mel Stuart, Robert Abel, Fritz Roland | Stars: Joseph Campanella, Theodore H. White

Votes: 8

11. China: Roots of Madness (1967 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

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film attempts to analyze the Anti-Western sentiment in China from the American perspective during the Cold War.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: David Barrett, Stephen Becker, Pearl S. Buck, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 13

12. Bill (1981 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 618

13. Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Host Gene Kelly takes a nostalgic look at silent films from their earliest beginnings to the introduction of sound with "The Jazz Singer."

Director: David L. Wolper | Stars: Gene Kelly, D.W. Griffith, Renée Adorée, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Votes: 35

14. Up from the Ape (1975)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

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Directors: Walon Green, Mel Stuart | Stars: Anthony Zerbe, Paula Crist

Votes: 10

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Stockard Channing, Man Ray

Votes: 76

16. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" exposes the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes. Researchers spent ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kaufman | Stars: Richard Basehart, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Erich Kempka, Hjalmar Schacht

Votes: 203

17. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Wilder Shores of Love (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Star: James Woods

Votes: 25

18. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 141,929

19. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: Against the Grain (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Votes: 30

20. Story Of... (1962–1963)
Episode: The Story of a Writer (1962)

Documentary

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Director: Terry Sanders | Stars: Ray Bradbury, Maggie Bradbury, William Joyce, John Willis

Votes: 5

21. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,796 | Gross: $1.25M

22. Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982–1986)

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

Stars: Jack Palance, Holly Palance, Cathie Shirriff, Marie Osmond

Votes: 298

23. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.7
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81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 644

24. Hollywood Treasure (2010– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the intricate world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia collecting, including science fiction and fantasy props and ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey McCall, Jonathan Mankuta, Joe Maddalena, Diana Gouveia

Votes: 336

25. Sophia: A Self-Portrait (1968 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of Italian actress Sophia Loren, with clips from her films and interviews with her friends and colleagues.

Directors: Robert Abel, Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Joseph Campanella, Omar Sharif, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 6

26. The Chisholms (1979– )

60 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 78

27. Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

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70 Metascore

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue | Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth, Marion Dougherty

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Life Goes to the Movies (1976 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A look at the history of film from 1936-1972, with a special emphasis on the social impact of the medium and the way it both reflected and influenced American life.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Henry Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli

Votes: 33

29. The Unfinished Journey of Robert Kennedy (1970 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Mel Stuart | Star: John Huston

Votes: 16

30. Get Christie Love! (1974–1975)
Episode: Deadly Betrayal (1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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In order to keep her from testifying against him, a mob boss frames Christi by making it look like she has taken a bribe.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Teresa Graves, Charles Cioffi, Tom Skerritt, Andy Romano

Votes: 7

31. The Making of the President 1960 (1963)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The story of the 1960 US Presidential election.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Martin Gabel, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon

Votes: 15

32. Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (1965–1966)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: William Conrad, Henry Fonda

Votes: 6

33. The Making of a President: 1964 (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Star: Martin Gabel

Votes: 6

34. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

G | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

Directors: Walon Green, Ed Spiegel | Stars: Lawrence Pressman, Conlan Carter, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 594

35. Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

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Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Adam Bookspan, Angelika Castaneda, Eric Clifton, Maria De Jesus

Votes: 193 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Here We Go Again (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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The comedic problems that ensue when a newlywed couple moves into a home located very close to the homes of their former spouses.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Diane Baker, Dick Gautier, Nita Talbot

Votes: 19

37. The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: David Dukes, Tovah Feldshuh, Lauren Friedman, Janet Margolin

Votes: 105

38. Birds Do It, Bees Do It (1974)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Nicolas Noxon, Irwin Rosten | Star: Lee Bergere

Votes: 57

39. Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012)

89 min | Documentary

7.3
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74 Metascore

He pitched to Willie Mays, suited up for the Celtics, stepped into the ring with Archie Moore and even took a few snaps as quarterback for the Detroit Lions. But George Plimpton was no ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Bean, Luke Poling | Stars: Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Graydon Carter, Christopher Cerf

Votes: 104

40. Citizen Candy Man: A Chocumentary (2005)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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Set just after Willy Wonka's death at 87, "Citizen Candy Man" is a mockumentary - a chocumentary - that imagines the characters from the 1971 cult children's classic "Willy Wonka and the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dator | Stars: Joe Dator, Donna Abraham, Louis Menchise, Amanda Duarte

Votes: 22

41. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Musical

7.2
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HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression,... See full summary »

Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Obba Babatundé, John Badham

Votes: 35

42. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)
Episode: A Sweathog Christmas Special (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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Merriment, mistletoe and menorahs are the beginnings of a Merry Christmas celebration with the Sweathogs and Gabe and Julie Kotter.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 18

43. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 3,877

44. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.

Directors: Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess | Stars: Avi Arad, Sean Astin, Dick Ayers, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 738

45. Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.1
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Henry Fonda reminisces about the stars and pictures of the glory days of Tinseltown.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper

Votes: 11

46. The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Néstor Almendros, Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty

Votes: 141

47. The Teenage Revolution (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Kent Mackenzie | Stars: Barry Brown, Van Heflin

Votes: 6

48. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.9
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

Votes: 81

49. The Race for Space (1959 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: David L. Wolper | Stars: Esther Goddard, Holger N. Toftoy, Mike Wallace

Votes: 18

50. BBC: A Window on the World (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 38